About PNN

Professions North (PNN) is an initiative of Laurentian University that assists employers with labour shortages, and internationally trained professionals (ITPs) in finding employment in Northern Ontario at no cost.

Funded by the Government of Ontario, Professions North provides services to Northern Ontario employers in recruitmentjob matchingrésumé screening and employee retention. Our employees are located in Sudbury, North Bay, Timmins, Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie.
Professions North also specializes in assisting internationally trained professionals reach their career goals by bridging the gap between education, experience, culture and employment. Our goal is to help ITPs acquire the information, training and resources they need to be successful in securing a career in their field in Northern Ontario.
PNN’s extensive database of pre-screened internationally trained professionals encompasses numerous occupational fields such as engineering, accounting, management, environmental sciences, IT and others. Residing in Ontario, our internationally trained professionals are looking for new opportunities in Northern Ontario.

   PNN History

  • Initiated by the Faculty of Management at Laurentian University
  • Created in 2010
  • Funded by the Government of Ontario

   Our Vision

Professions North/Nord (PNN) will facilitate the integration of internationally-trained professionals (ITPs) into Northern Ontario, thus allowing the Northern communities to access the tremendous economic benefits of a multi-cultural society.


   Our Mission

Professions North/Nord, through its network of agencies and dedicated staff, develops and provides professional bridging services and resources to internationally-trained professionals. These services and tools allow our clients to become job ready and obtain employment in Northern Ontario within their profession.